Billy Boyd (Scots) shot to fame as "Peregrin
Took" in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy
of films. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music &
Drama, his background is very much based on stage work. Which
I found nicely ironic, as he first came to my attention in Coming
Soon - a television mockumentary set around a touring alternative
performance troup, in the role of "Ross", the enthusiastic
Billy has a great gentleness
and wonderful comic timing. He has the sort of presence that
makes you sit up and notice him, yet his performances are so
generous that you feel he is a team player, only interested in
the role and how it fits with the others on screen.
This extends into his daily
life, with his supporting programs for young actors in the Glasgow
area, and his belief in encouraging the next generation of talent.
Billy is an actor who you
look forward to seeing on screen. He has a great talent and a
generosity of spirit that shines.
MAKES HIM BEAUTIFUL?
As an actor:
His empathy, his generosity,
As a person:
His lack of self-absorption,
his belief in supporting others.
the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) .... Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) .... Barrett Bonden
the Rings: The Two Towers, The
(2002) .... Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
470 (2002) (TV) .... The
the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) .... Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
the Cadillacs (1999) ....
Soon (1999/II) (TV) ....
Story (1998) .... Loan
Leap, The (1998) .... Postman
Dead Mans Chest (1996)
(TV) .... Jamie Holmes
TV Guest Appearances
Game" (2001) playing
"Man in Train Station" in episode: "Faimly"
(episode # 1.4) 27 September 2002
Show, The" (2001)
playing "Himself" (episode # 1.19) 26 January 2002
and Judy" (2001) playing
"Himself" (episode # 1.11) 10 December 2001
Live" (1998) playing
"Himself" 12 August 2001
http://www.billyboyd.net/ (his official site)
(his listing on the IMDB)
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